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Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Sudden left elbow to hand numbness and hand weakness?

Cubital tunnel: May be a pinched nerve at your elbow. This will cause numbness / tingling in the ring and small finger and weakness in your hand. If symptoms are persisting / worsening, seek evaluation by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

Stabbing pain in left hand and fingers?

More info needed: Is this isolated to the hand and fingers only? Is the pain traveling down the arm? Was there any trauma? Is there any pain at night or that wakes you up? Is there numbness and tingling in the fingers? We need more information to help you towards the next step. ...Read more

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What causes right shoulder pain and hand numbness?

Possiible the neck: Numbness is usually a neurologic complaint. There may be a number of possible causes of shoulder pain and hand numbness. One possible cause is a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Consider seeing a dictor for an exam and appropriate studies. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp chest pain & left hand tingling?

What can cause sharp chest pain & left hand tingling?

A: Heart condition is the most concerning cause, such as an mi. Go to the er or doctor asap with this symptom. ...Read more

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Hand stiffness, sharp pain in hands that shoots to my elbow?

Hand stiffness, sharp pain in hands that shoots to my elbow?

Needs evaluation: The symptoms you described are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome, however, to be certain you would need to be examined by a physician. Please see you physician and consult this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ds00326. ...Read more

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I am experiencing body aches, arm pain, hand pain and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Hand numbness, Numbness or ting...

I am experiencing  body aches, arm pain, hand pain and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Hand numbness, Numbness or ting...

Not urgent: I would like to know where your other body aches are and what you do for work and leisure . Do you also have a neck pain? This most likely is a pinched nerve, but based on your answers to my questions above could also be something else ...Read more

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Shooting pain in left middle finger, hand and forearm? 29/f

Pain: There are several possibilities. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinosis of the wrist and finger flexors, muscle strain. I suggest evaluation with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.

Nerve pain: An impingement of a nerve somewhere in the thorax appears to be the likely cause of your discomfort. I feel that a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this symptom if it persists. ...Read more

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Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. May cause muscle tension in neck and "tension" headache. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more

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Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Chest pain left pinky left arm pain occasionally hemp upper abdominal pain often breathless occasional dizziness.

Go see a doctor: You're a young person and I am concerned about your statement 'often breathless occasional dizziness.' Presumably you're not taking any medications - you can have side effects from these, from over the counter meds, from illicit drugs. Go see a doctor. No one can give you a definitive answer online. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain. At shoulder & goes into wrist, hand & fingers. Severe pain, numbness, & tingling. My nerves pop. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, itching, nerves pop.

Excruciating pain. At shoulder & goes into wrist, hand & fingers. Severe pain, numbness, & tingling. My nerves pop. Excruciating pain, numbness, tingling, itching, nerves pop.

You : You listed nerve repair and nerve surgery in the topics. Does this mean you had nerve surgery? Shoulder instability especially anterior instability can give the feeling of the entire arm going numb when the shoulder and arm are in certain positions. This is known as dead arm syndrome neck, nerve root involvement can give neck pain and spasm and symptoms down the arm into the hand depending upon which nerve roots of the cervical spine are involved. Nerve "popping" can indicate subluxation of the ulnar nerve at the elbow, which can give distal symptoms of hand weakness if associated with nerve compression, as well as abnormal sensation in the hand especially the little and ring fingers. An injured nerve that was repaired after laceration can give the feeling of pain that radiates up and down the arm and be associated with wean=kness and numbness into the hand or forearm. Nerve recovery after a laceration can take months or years depending upon how high up the forearm or arm the injury and repair was. Sometimes in very far proximal ( towards the shoulder) injury, recovery never fully occurs and recovery is also age and general health dependent ( i.e. Smokers and diabetics vs healthy fit 20 year olds ). ...Read more

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Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle , starting in other hand too?

Could cervical issues cause extreme hand pain without arm pain. Only slight numbness, pain in palm, index finger knuckle , starting in other hand too?

Possibly: Yes, the nerves that supply your hand run through the neck and compression in the neck can therefore cause hand pain and/or numbness. The other main cause is a problem in the hand itself. Don't hesitate to be seen. A nerve conduction test can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?

Persistant pain in wrist, difficulty gripping and bending wrist, sharp pain when resting regular cramps in fingers and toes aching ankles?

Mult possibilities: Possibilities are multiple. Wrist pain with difficulty bending/gripping could be due to tendonitis, arthritis, or other. Multiple joint involvement (wrist, toes, ankles) may be some type of arthritis. See your doctor for an exam and diagnostic testing if needed (lab work, xrays). ...Read more

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What could cause chest pain and left hand numbness?

nerve dermatome: Your pain may be following a nerve root dermatome. Heart attacks do this because they stimulate that nerve root, but so does neck arthritis with cervical spondylitis or injury. ...Read more

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Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Low back pain with right thigh numbness and right arm/hand/wrist pain/numbness. Sneezing causes extreme aching pain in both arms. Thoughts on causes?

Spine specialist W/U: It coulb be from disc disease in your neck or high in the back creating some nerve root irritation from the sudden negative intrathoracic pressure created by the sneeze. When not sneezing the disc may look normal, which makes it very difficult to diagnose. The same phenomenon can result from a build up of bone (osteophytes) near the central canal or the foramen where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure your heart is ok, especially if you have risk factors. ...Read more